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.. - t ~ Page 3 Sec. I —The Tribune-Press. Gouverneur, N.Y. April 19, 1972 industrial referral ing^ Recycle your is. leur Neighborhood ing for discarded ean old clothes, lants, nylons and 'els, yarn, etc.) to workshop. is will be made into les which can ycle, a series of teach tricks with I the offing. The nation, know-how, turn old shirts into acemaU. toys, and hes, old sweaters ' ns, and so on. THE GOUVERNEUR TRIBUNE-PRESS Published Efrcry Wednesday by MRS printing, inc 40-42 Clinton Street, Gouvernetir, New York 13642 BETTY CARNEY, Acting Editor F. W. RUMKE, Advertising Manager * JUUE T. LANCTO, Circulation Manager ELINOR T. HUGHES. Production Manager OFFICERS of the Corporation: Richard T. Harding. President. 219 Francis Street. Watertown. KY t L. Wauoo, Jr., Executive Vice Pretident and Treasurer. 37 We-t Babcock Street. N.Y.; EUnor T. Hughes, Secretary and Assistant Treasurer, II Hailesboro Street. N.Y. . . - . G O OUVERNfcUR—The Marble City is favorably known as one of the most important and rapid- ly growing towns in Northern New York. ' I \ FFERS as residential features an ideal location with beautiful scenery and splendid munici- pal improvement!. U NDERLYING and surrounding us are minerals the richness and variety of whurh are un- approached by any other section of the state. v ERY large marble mills, marble quarries, talc mines* talc mills, machine shops and paper mills otter good employment at good wages. Hvm Tom «a daa* m*Ct*r Catalogue of success As a way of observing its centennial an- niversary, a large mail order house has included in its catalogue illustration of some of the mer- chandise available to customers nearly 100 years ago. Alongside the illustrations are the coun- terparts of this merchandise as they wait in 1972. .Among other things, it shews a lawn mower of 1889 and beneath it a color picture of a modern power mower. Comparative illustrations run the gamut from girdles to portable welders. They are a testimonial to the mass-production, mass- distribution system in the United States. * While people talk about returning to the simple purity of an earlier era, it takes little conjecture to. figure out what would happen to a merchant who conducted his business as he did a century ago. How many people would still buy his lawn mowers, ancient smithy tools and awkward un- comfortable clothing. The answer is quite simple — nobody And yet, had it not been for the evolution of mass production and the steady War of the roads V. Late auto accident figures tell the story of \. . . the war of the roads in 1971.\ And war it is! In the single year of 1971, the death toll on U.S. highways surpassed total G I fatalities in nine years of Viet Nam combat. During 1971, an estimated 55,000 Americans died in traffic accidents — nearly live million were injured. There were some 22 million accidents with a total economic loss estimated at a stunning $16 3 billion. Anyone pausing to reflect on these figures should have no trouble un- derstanding why auto insurance costs have risen, nor why insurance companies urge higher stan- Books I'm a very prejudiced person. I believe in books, have lived in and among them all my life, written them, respected them, and regard the place where they're kept, the library, as quite possibly a more hallowed place than those which may have been so designated by the blessing of some ecumenical agent. , , We live iri times when some people have the temerity/ to say that books and their repositories are about to be outmoded by new electronic gadgetry. But that's nonsense. Next to Qte production of firt, man's greatest achievement to date is the process of writing — the-book and the library. These are a living momument to the education of consumers to new things by progressive merchants, there is little likelihood that the transition from yesterday to today would have taken place. And \this brings up the con- troversial subject of promotion and advertising ^which some of the theorists tell us is a needless consumer expense But if goods are to be sold, people must learn about them — through ad- vertisihg. If competition is to thrive in a free market, free choice economy, every merchant must promote, his wares to draw patronage and stimulate high-volume sales. The nit pickers of today spend fruitless hours and years trying to make a case for doing away with such things as trading stamps or other forms • of promotion and advertising. Yet these are the foundation of mass distribution of the necessities and luxuries of life. Critics of our free market < system should compare the products of today with those of a century ago. There is certainly no better measure of the economic justification of the U.S. production and marketing system. dards for drivers and seek the development of cars that are less costlv to repair. It is a sad commentary on human sensitiveness to tragedy that while a great many persons will ignore common sense rules of caution on the high- way — until it is too late — they are extremely aware of bruises oil their pocket books. Thus, the pocket book incentive is a powerful ally of those seeking safer highways, safer drivers and cars that do not become financial disasters when fenders are bent. E R CONOM1CAL electrical power is furnished in abundance both for lighting and manufactur- ing purposes. < ' • . I ' •' A T LROADS furnishing transportation facilities are the Rcme, Watertown & Ogdensburg R. R. and Gouvemeur & Oswegatchie. Both a part of the New York Central's Great System. N KCKSSAKY that you see our \ Marble City\ to fully appreciate the advantages she offers to all for pleasant homes and pleasant business ^surroundings. E VERY loyal progressive business man of Gouv- emeur extends to all a hearty invitation to become a part of this growing town. U NABRIDGED information as to the opportuni- ties offered gladly given by officers and members of the Gouverneur Chamber of Commerce. 10 YEARS AGO * Gouverneur Tribune Press April 18, 1962 — Edward L Burr was elected president of the St. Lawrence County Funeral Directors Association at the annual meeting Serving with Mr. Burr will be Jerry Regan, Massena, as vice president; Leon French, Edwards, secretary - treasurer, and Walter Bpggs, Ogdensburg, state director. — A blood storage unit has been donated to the E. J. Noble Hospital by the auxiliary out of gift shop funds. The unit automatically sounds an alarm in case of temperature fluctuation. 25 YEARS AGO r Gouvemeur Tribune Press April 16, 1<M7 — Three baby foxes found in a barn apparently just a few* hours old, have been adopted by a cat on the Harvey Downing farm near Pierce s Corners. — March milk deliveries to the 432 pool-approved plants in the New York milkshed will return dairymen a uniform price of $4.08 per hundredweight, it was an- nounced Monday by Dr C X B Ian ford, administrator of the New York metropolitan milk market area. — Plans for building a new 20- room hotel on the site of the Cranberry Lake Inn have been announced by Herbert M Ban- croft, formerly of Syracuse and now a resident of Cranberry La^e , t 50 YEARS AGO TJie Northern Tribune April L9. 1922 . — Until Wednesday noon, 6.991 automobile licenses had been issued for St. Lawrence County from the county clerk's office. — Two cans of lake trout fingerlings were received here Saturday evening and taken at once to Sylvia take, where they were deposited They were received from the federal hat- chery at Cape Vincent. 75 YEARS AGO Gouverneur Free Press T April 21. 1897 — Vincent Booth, who recently suffered a stroke of paralysis, is 'quitfeslow, with but slight hopes of his sre^pvery . — Some farmers announced that they made three a ad a half, pounds of sugar to the tree during the recent season Others, of course did not do as well, but all report a fine quality — Chas. Caldweil of Canton was in town Monday He is a candidate for sheriff, a position to be filled nexl fail, and was here looking after his fences 100 YEARS AGO The Gouverneur Times ts April 13. 1872 — A religious sect is announced in St Louis which compels women to cut off their hair — The motion to remove the capital from Harnsburg to Philadelphia was lost in the Pennsylvania House, by a vote of 55 against to 37 forwU. — Mrs. E. E Walling has^ust received new Spring Styles of Millinerv. R EADER—See Gouverneur grow. How? Come in and become a part of a live progressive community. Enjoy its advantages. March milk price is *5.89 ONE OF THE BEST TOWNS IN THE WORLD IN WHICH TO WORK — In th« process of rearranging filts a pamphlet was found extolling the praises of Gouverneur. Thare is no data but it does mention two live newspapers so it would be some time ago. We thought the above was quite interesting. process of human civilization. Moreover it's the most ingenious. If you set out to* conceive the most convenient and effective means of communication between people you could not invent something that would come within leagues of the book No tube, no image, no computer can give ymi such contact in an instant with the million bits of human knowledge as the book and the library. Anyone who says differently simply has not learned the first lesson of what the book can do. Don't believe Harrison £. Salisbury Assistant Managing Editor of the New York Times Eastern Milk Producers oppose government control Appearing before the Price Oronfcaion of the United State* on April 13, John C York, general manager of East- ern Milk Producer* Cooperative Association Incorporated, stated that the member-producers of our Ajaodatton are opposed to placing Government control* over farm price* for milk or for other agricultural commodities. In their view, the war on infla- tion should be directed toward! tfce causes of the inflation. The proposal to place farm prices under control would, if adopted, only perpetuate the economical- ly depressed state of agricul- ture without correcting the problem of inflation. Eastern Milk Producers is a bargaining cooperative with a xnsrnfaership of about 10,000 <feiry fanners. Milk marketed by the Association is valued at about $280 million annually. Over $100 million is paid by the Association directly to mem- ber*. Tbe farms of Eastern's mem- ber producers are located throughout the Northeast In New York State aione the co- operative represents almost 25 percent of the 2S.000 dairymen. York informed the commis- «k>n that when we compare the level of incomes to farmers with the level of incomes 0/ the non- farm population, we discover a serious dteparrty In 19TL the per capita income of the non- farm populatkaD — 1&623 «* •asjainst $5.67& To fully com- prehend the farmer'* krt, one srioukJ take into account the fact that the farm income fig- ure includes the return on the tanner'• investment in land buildings. eq-Jipment and live- stock, as well ss the return for hss own Itjfcor and for the labor JQ£ his family ts even more Is that the farmer's rels- economic position, tnstesd of improving seems to be : worsening The atmre of 7U percent for 1971 w*s abc-tenths perceot lest than the figure of 7C9 pcrccm tor 1970.\ York double wrong. They suffer, Ant a* buyers of goods used in farm production, and, second as buyers of goods consumed in the farm home. Hence, they are chagrined over the proposal by consumer spokesmen that farm prices should be controlled. Were the Price Commission >to follow that proposal it would toe punishing the victims of in- flation rather than the culprits. ir What of prices for milk for fluid consumption?\ York ques- tioned. \Again the increase has been moderate, but the concur- rent increase in the spread be- tween the farm price and the retail price has been apprecia- ble. Between January 1971 and January 1972, the average re- tail price for milk sold in haif- gallons through stores went up by 2.4 percent T^e farm value was 1.4 percent higher, but the spread between farm value and the store price was 3*5 percent higher. \The more one studies the problem in all of its aspects, the more does one become aware of the gross unfairness of any proposal to subject prices of milk and dairy products to price controls. • \One of the ironical aspects of the n^a 11 e r is that food prices have been at low levels for so long that aty people have come to take them for granted \Hjey consider low farm prices as a natural phenomenon. Hence, the hue and cry when some food prices go up' Lattie do consumers reakze that what they now spend for food Is m smaller share of their income ithan ever before In 1971. t*>e American housewife bought her food supffiy with only 16 per cent of the family's take-home income Pricing milk in cents per pound may be more mean- ingful to f^fwirFt*'^ \To attempt to subject farm prices to controls will not win the battle against Inflation. Nor wffl the economy be helped tf the farmer la pushed one rung tfurttaq down on tfce Above all, it must not be di- rected towards impoverishing the farmer. \~*^ Neighborhood Center services are expanded Five new community servicee \have been established at various Neighborhood Centers in St. Lawrence County during March. In his monthly report to the Board of Directors of theSt Lawrence County Community Development Program. Mr. George Donovan, the Director of the Neighborhood Centers Program, said that the new programs were part of U con- tinuing attempt to solve the problem of the 'dearth of ser- vices\ available in the county One of the new programs is an upholstery class in Mas&ena which is being taught by Mrs Carol McLeilan. a home economist from the County Department of Social Services Other new programs include a furniture repair class at the Hermon-DeKalb Center a buyer s club organized by Mrs Olice Moffett and a ceramics class in Brasher with Mrs George Randall as the volunteer instructor A geriatric Day Care Service similar to the one in Igdensburg has opened an Canton at the First Presbyterian Church and a receiving full cooperation irom the Canton Neighborhood Center , Congressman Robert C. McEwen (R-N.Y.), meeting Thursday with Washington correspondents from Northern New York, commented on hit recent trip to Japan to par- ticipate in the 4th Annual US- Japan Parliamentary Exchange Conference. The conference, attended by seven Members of the US Congress and sponsored by the School of International Affairs of Columbia University, was the first trip outside the Western Hemisphere for Representative McEwen as a Member of Congress. Previously, the Congressman had attended of- .f-icial meetings in Panama, Mexico, and Canada. Questioned as to what his first \and strongest impression of the trip was, McEwen stated: \The incredible sheer numbers of people. Here is a country (Japan) with a population of 100,000.000 situated on an area ap- proximately two-thirds the size of the State of California. The sheer numbers of people on the streets was incredible. I was impressed with their courtesy and dispat- ch .\ - Stretched over a four-dtfy period were meetings' with leaders and members of the four major parties of the Japanese Parliament, the Liberal Democratic Party, Japan Socialist Party. Komeito Party, and Democratic Socialist Party. The Liberal Democratic Party is the majority party of the Japanese Parliament These meetings, arranged jointly by the School of International Affairs at Columbia University and tbe Japan Center for International Exchange, drew praise from McEwen. who commented \A lot of planning was done to get a good mix of all parties with which to meet We met with each party separately covering a wide range of topics \ . , McEwen when asked what was D* the minds of the Japanese answered Mostly we discussed trade relations between tbe two countries However President Nixon s recent trip to China and general U S-Japar, relationt were discussed over the period of the conference. There is a sincere concern on the part of the Japanese as to what the attitude is of the people in the United States toward the people in Japan. They are very much aware of their impact on the American market.\ Congressman McEwen scheduled the meeting to discuss the Japan trip at tbe request of the Washington correspondents. Dairy farmers will get a uniform farm price of $5.89 per hundredweight (46.5 quarts) for March milk deliveries to pool handlers in the New York - New Jersey milkshed. Market Ad- ministrator A. J Pollard has announced The price was $6.21 in February and $5.86 in March 1971. . A differential of 7.8 cents will be paid for each l Oth of a pound of butterfat above or below 3.5 per cent. Receipts from dairy farmers totaled 913,628,819 pounds, Dr. Pollard said, an increase of 7,378,290 pounds, or 0.8 per cent from March, 1971. Sales of fluid milk products, for which han- dlers paid $7 37 per hun- dredweight, fell 15,464,493 pounds, or 3.2 per cent to 460,470,924 pounds, or from 52.5 to 50.4 per cent of the pool. The number of dairy farmers in the pool declined by 1,074 to 24,342, Dr. Pollard reported, but average daily deliveries per producer increased 61 pounds to 1,211 pounds. There ^as an increase of 1,245* to 18,909 in the number of tank producers and receipts of tank milk rose 52,686,275 pounds to t Haley upset over Horizon development .Assemblyman Daniel Haley people botti for and against the has proposed the establishment project and ask them id get a of a land bank in St. Lawrence^ really cledfr picture of exactly National Science Foundation grants totaling $20,710 have been awarded two Northern-New York colleges to support student projects conducted under the Undergraduate Research Par- ticipation Program, it was an- nounced by Congressman Robert C. McEwen (R-N.Y.). St. Lawrence University in Canton will receive $7,990 for projects in the field of geology, and Clarkson College in Potsdam will receive $12.,720 for project work in the field of engineering The Undergraduate Research Participation projects are designed to improve patterns of college instruction by showing faculty members the superior teaching effectiveness that results from placing major responsibility for learning upon the student This is achieved by supporting research which ex- pands the student's knowledge and teaches them the dedication. as well as the independence and creativity expected of scientists ' The projects at St Lawrence University and Clarkson College will last from 10 to 12 weeks with the student participants being paid a stipend of up to $80 per week The Waddington Legislator, in a speech prepared for delivery before the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce meeting with officials of the Horizon Corporation, said, \Everyone is wondering what I think about the Horizon development and I will tell you that I am upset. Here it has4iappened—our own destiny is to be altered by forces beyond our control. I would prefer to see a situation where we in the North Country control our own unused land through a land bank \Then perhaps we could go out and hire a firm like Horizon to design and build a development of a size which WE determine\. Assemblyman Haley said. \This may sound like a dream, r but you must have a dream if you are ever going to get anywhere. New York s great Robert Moses insists he did all the things he did by having limited but attainable objectives. I think a land bank is an obtainable objective\. The Assemblyman has introduced a land bank bill (A* 10300 which outlines procedures foe disposing of land held in a land bank The bill also ensures that a proposed new usage of such land had the support of the people of the community 'I am going to ask several people to serve on a commute- what this project means, what are its implications, the obligations for services, whether ,or not local people will find they are having to pay higher taxes to help support Horizon \I am not asking a committee to react against or for the project but to consider all angles of it and make suggestions.\ \If the Horizon project, is to mean jobs and a flow of hard cash to our area as the Horizon~people suggest, I want to know just what kind of jobs, where they are going to be and where is the study which proves their contentions.\ The Assemblyman went on to ask his audience to recall that four years ago he said that he felt Northern New York had perhaps five years to get itself organized before waves of outside forces swept over it \Now. it turns out that I overestimated \ he noted. \We only had four years The Horizon project is exactly the sort of wave from outside that I had in mind-development, gigantic development, not con- trolled by us in Northern New York \'The thing that stands out in my mrnd as I trv to digest the meaning of the Horizon project and I iranKjy wauid not mind seeing some in the area Horizon has bought. .; , 804,061,713 pounds. This was 88.0 per cent of the pool, compared to 82.9 per cent a year ago* he noted. A total of 41*9,632,945 pounds of tank milk, which was 52.2 percent of all'tank receipts, was used as Class II and was subject to the transportation credit, the ad- ministrator said. The value of the cridit was $419,632.97 The number of bulk tank units rose by one to 226 and the total number of handlers reporting was also up by one to 144. This takes into account a decline of 27 to 78 Jn handlers receiving producer milk, he explained March deliveries had a farm value of $55,049,073.91, including all differentials paid dairy far- mers under the orders, Dr. Pollard said. All prices quoted are for milk of 3.5 per cent butterfat received in the 201-210 mile zone from New York City \But let us think about three dams in the Grasse River, think about 8,000 lots being laid out. Let us ask what will be the effect on roads and whether or not the sewage can be disposed of. What about solid wastes 9 \ Assemblyman Haley said that last week he helped a Republican colleague get a \good land bank bill\ passed in the Assembly by persuading a Democratic Assemblyman to withdraw his -objections to the bill. \If this bill passes the Senate, it will empower local governments to issue 40 year bonds to acquire land to hold for periods over three years for land banks \Further if this bill passes, V would urge the immediate creation of a St. Lawrence County land bank and suggest neighboring counties do likewise and that large tracts of land such as those owned by paper com- panies be bought up by such land banks \I would also suggest that the •land banks take over all property up for delinquent tax sale so that it doesnl pass endlessly into the hands of unKnown iana speculators In this way we can begin to have some contnl over our own destiny, rather than just reacting to the huge outside forces that have the. financial strength to sweep over us if we remain unorganized and un- - prepared ' Agricultural & Mechanical Society Its Formation and Career that farraera more so Chan most other Axnertcarss are con- cerned *bout ** inflationary __ s«soe of &* ecunucr^' They mM• < term's by the wmr on mrTatfcor. is an ur- (v u i effort. IlL***vei the effort must be directed to root oat at Ks Veterans Benefits Timetabh Haw 1 '3.J» I <T>' <?*• M V\» Jt MV at- a) V : --r -rp Thn h the first In a *erie* of historical articles compiled b> Benlah C. Appleby present business manager of the Fair Association from quotes and articles uncovered during her 12 years witJi tbe association under the Presidency of Bligh A Dodds Mr Dodds has retired as a Fair Officer after 47 years of aggressive leadership and faith- fal service This retrospective %iem of the formation of the Gouverteur Agr A Mech Society over 114 years from the date of its first Fair—185>— sho«M fce toteretting U all who boid this really great promotm of <mr t4nm aod county fa esteem Tbe career of tbe Society has marfced the progress of tfce North Country in eocouragir^ youth IT dairying and faming «r. trar.- «pom:>or K domestic arts *r &ardenmg UDd tz pouiirv raxsir^ I: t exhifcMtjooi have tracz tbe bef.nning beer a source of v, bespread Jispiratxr. to better irr>ethodi and tarter reura ic Cboae pvpoaes fostered jober >ti Constitution and its 'amasements and attractions have afforded recreation to hundreds of tboussands of people On the 13U3 day of April 1855 the Legislature passed a law entitled Ar. Act to facilitate the forming of Agriculture and Horticulture Societies \* Not long after some of the active citizer.s of the to*r began to consider the forming of such a Society m Gouverr/eur Horticulture was at that tune an important industry in this climate but dairying and cattle raising the raising of horses and tbe several branches of fanning earned or. IT this vicinity as well a< the rsanufactunng tber established suggested the name wr.ich -ater Ibecame tbe corporate name of the proposed Sooety George Parker s store «-&.$ the jgfatbenng piace of iho*e wbc f«.-3red :/* r>e« enterpr.se Mr Parker k*d beer w-U t acqua:r.:*c w.tr. the Jefferson Court y Agricuiturij Sooet; c/ «*' r ch rus •' a :..-.* - A r * gr a r.-i a ir-er among the charter members and first exhibitors ancT he *as desirous that the to*., of his adoption should reap the benefits wricn mignt come :rom a simuar society here It was in his store that the first meeting of citizens was held to take action upon appiying for a Certificate of Incorporation of the Gouver- r.eur Agricultural and Mechanical Society and such a certificate »as granted January 2& 185$ Those who stgned the application and acknowledged the:r signatures before S B VanDuiee a justice of the peace were Richard Persons Ossiar. L Bam urn George Rodger Peieg Charr.ber-a;n L*w:s Loomis George Lock.e Jr F M M~ior. Earrey John Jr D&\:d H:Yi and Hetr> H Ha*** . The first officer* are -arr.ed s. tft* c*rt:*icate y ir-corperaLoc ar,d agair. ir. the const.t Sector. II oescr.bed the airr^s erf tr-e Socket;, as ro^c^rs \The part.c-.Jar r*us:r.*5$ oc^ects of said 'Society shall be im-\ iprovements in Agriculture. Manufacturing and the Mechanical .Arts in the County of St Lawrence by the holding of fairs al the Towx of Gouverneur m said County, by the distribution of premiums and prizes and such other business as usualiy ap~ jperiains to Agricultural Societies Section V set forth _sound business^pnacipies :n these works No debt shall be con- tracted for or against the Sooety except in pursuance <of a jresoiuuon previously adopted 5y a vote of a least two-thirds of ali ithe officers entered in writing upon the minutes limiting the amounts and specifying the object for *-h>cfc said debt B authorized and acv debt or obligation JKiirred yr authorized contrary to the foregoing Ipro-vTsiow 3f this Article sha-I be ithe irxtivoduai debt or o6Lsgat>oc <of the officer orpersoc coc- trarung yc authorizing the same •Nex F.rs:

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